Category Archives: Ecological Crisis

Principles to assess/guide projects to build an eco-just economy

The FRSO/OSCL Ecology Work Team has developed these principles to help us assess the wide range of on-the-ground projects that are being done to advance eco-justice work and/or to build “sustainable” or “regenerative” economies. These principles were first identified at … Continue reading

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The Great Eco-Leninist Conspiracy

Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true, in the first place brings about the results we expected, … Continue reading

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Science, Ecology, and Socialism

All life on this planet is at a crossroads. Science, as well as our everyday experience, tells us so. The mass disappearance of bees, rising food prices, a lack of healthy jobs, and the privatization and decreasing access to clean, … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: Permaculture at OWS

Our comrades on the Ecology Work Team have sent us this excellent piece on permaculture at the Occupy Wall Street protests. While Zuccotti Park may not be occupied at the moment, there are nonetheless many lessons here. Confrontation of the … Continue reading

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What we’re watching: A Darker Shade of Green

The following is a trailer for a soon-to-be-released 28-minute video called A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests which looks at the potential impact of the Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation on indigenous communities … Continue reading

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Perspectives on the Environmental Justice Movement in the United States

Introduction As the world careens towards an uncertain future, this much is certain: if a genuine revolutionary alternative to capitalism is not realized, we may witness the emergence and dominance of a global regime of horrendous barbarism, the end-of-days festival … Continue reading

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March on Blair Mountain In Pictures

As a follow-up to last month’s article, here’s a slideshow of the March on Blair Mountain. Enjoy! Appalachia Rising: March on Blair Mountain Download this piece as a PDF

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The March on Blair Mountain – Then and Now

To understand the importance of the March on Blair Mountain requires an understanding of the history of the place. For me it is personal. My mother was born at Freeze Fork Camp on the Logan County slope of Blair Mountain. … Continue reading

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Toolbox for Revolutionary Transformation: What Permaculture Has to Offer

Last year, as a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO/OSCL), I was fortunate to be one of 26 people to participate in a two-week class, designed and led by Movement Generation (MG) and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center … Continue reading

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Judy Bonds ¡Presente!

Attempting to describe the wonder that was Julia “Judy” Bonds to someone who hasn’t experienced her overwhelming energy is nearly impossible. Whether she was exuding encouragement and kindness to loved ones in the movement to end mountaintop removal coalmining, hyping … Continue reading

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